Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The First Time

On my first trip to the beach
the sea refused to cooperate.

It kept curling and whirling
           bobbing and weaving
           clearing its throat
           whenever a wave drew back.

It kept moving and grooving
          shucking and jiving
          dishing and dancing
          razzling and dazzling

wouldn’t keep still even
long enough to shake hands.

         from Have You Been To The Beach Lately?

             © Ralph Fletcher. All rights reserved.


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